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Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the -

Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to -

Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque

Forging Connections: Women's Poetry from the Renaissance to -

Forging Connections: Women's Poetry from the Renaissance to Romanticism

Essays by John Rogers, Helen Wilcox, Donna Landry, Margaret A. Doody, Susan J. Wolfson, John M. Anderson, and Stuart Curran on the way that women poets found their vocation.
Their Eyes Were Watching God -

Their Eyes Were Watching God

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to -

Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque

Why are women artists of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque so relatively unknown today when, during their lifetimes, their artistic merits were celebrated by their foremost contemporaries? Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque aims to provide the first survey of women professionally active as painters, engravers and sculptors in 16th and 17th century Italy, and to document the sociocultural context that contributed to shape their lives and oeuvres. This catalogue, published in association with the travelling exhibition which opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D. C., examines the artistic practices and achievements of these remarkable women who managed to gain public, if not international, acclaim. Featuring 60 outstanding works by a dozen of the foremost Italian female artists, this volume offers an unparalleled opportunity to understand their social, personal, and stylistic developments. This scholarly publication will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the re-emergence of these women as artists of stature and thus constitute a new departure for historical investigations into the way gender has affected how we perceive works of art and into issues of attributions and art market economics.
Forgotten Women: Women Artists from the Renaissance to the Twentieth -

Forgotten Women: Women Artists from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century

In the past twenty-five to thirty years women artists have been included in more gallery and museum exhibitions, and many books and articles have been written about the work of women artists. But there is still the lingering belief that male artists are better and more bankable than women artists. This is a big discussion of woman artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century. It examines how the women artist managed to do fine art while raising families and working in many other areas of the arts. They persevered against all odds offering today's women artists the moral support and courage they need to do their work.
Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature (Toronto Italian -

Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature (Toronto Italian Studies)

The Italian sixteenth century offers the first sustained discussion of women’s militarism since antiquity. Across a variety of genres, male and female writers raised questions about women’s right and ability to fight in combat. Treatise literature engaged scientific, religious, and cultural discourses about women’s virtues, while epic poetry and biographical literature famously featured examples of women as soldiers, commanders, observers, and victims of war. Moral Combat asks how and why women’s militarism became one of the central discourses of this age. Gerry Milligan discusses the armed heroines of biography and epic within the context of contemporary debates over women’s combat abilities and men’s martial obligations. Women are frequently described as fighting because men have failed their masculine duty. A woman’s prowess at arms was asserted to be a cultural symptom of men’s shortcomings. Moral Combat ultimately argues that the popularity of the warrior woman in sixteenth-century Italian literature was due to her dual function of shame and praise: calling men to action and signaling potential victory to a disempowered people.
Famous Women (The I Tatti Renaissance Library, -

Famous Women (The I Tatti Renaissance Library, 1)

After the composition of the Decameron, and under the influence of Petrarch's humanism, Giovanni Boccaccio(1313-1375) devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is Famous Women, the first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women. The 106 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries. In the hands of a master storyteller, these brief biographies afford a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Famous Women, which Boccaccio continued to revise and expand until the end of his life, became one of the most popular works in the last age of the manuscript book, and had a signal influence on many literary works, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Castiglione's Courtier. This edition presents the first English translation based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.
Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance. A Biographical -

Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance. A Biographical Novel

"The remarkable story of the Renaissance's most successful female artist, a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times"--
Women in the Renaissance (Renaissance -

Women in the Renaissance (Renaissance World)

Discusses the various roles women took on during the Renaissance.
Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem -

Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance

Of all the images to arise from the Harlem Renaissance, the most thought-provoking were those of the mulatta. For some writers, artists, and filmmakers, these images provided an alternative to the stereotypes of black womanhood and a challenge to the color line. For others, they represented key aspects of modernity and race coding central to the New Negro Movement. Due to the mulatta’s frequent ability to pass for white, she represented a variety of contradictory meanings that often transcended racial, class, and gender boundaries.In this engaging narrative, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson uses the writings of Nella Larsen and Jessie Fauset as well as the work of artists like Archibald Motley and William H. Johnson to illuminate the centrality of the mulatta by examining a variety of competing arguments about race in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.
Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the -

Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance

John Riddle uncovers the obscure history of contraception and abortifacients from ancient Egypt to the seventeenth century with forays into Victorian England--a topic that until now has evaded the pens of able historians.Riddle's thesis is, quite simply, that the ancient world did indeed possess effective (and safe) contraceptives and abortifacients. The author maintains that this rich body of knowledge about fertility control--widely held in the ancient world--was gradually lost over the course of the Middle Ages, becoming nearly extinct by the early modern period. The reasons for this he suggests, stemmed from changes in the organization of medicine. As university medical training became increasingly important, physicians' ties with folk traditions were broken. The study of birth control methods was just not part of the curriculum.In an especially telling passage, Riddle reveals how Renaissance humanists were ill equipped to provide accurate translations of ancient texts concerning abortifacients due to their limited experience with women's ailments. Much of the knowledge about contraception belonged to an oral culture--a distinctively female-centered culture. From ancient times until the seventeenth century, women held a monopoly on birthing and the treatment of related matter...
Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria -

Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian RenaissanceRamie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist’s best friend―the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy―but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d’Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city’s most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period―through both her marriage and her own talents―Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women’s writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celeb...
Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney and Amelia Lanyer: Renaissance Women -

Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney and Amelia Lanyer: Renaissance Women Poets

Social convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day, but they found varied and innovative ways to intervene. Collecting the work of three great poets-Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney, and Aemilia Lanyer-this volume repositions women writers of the Renaissance by presenting their poems in the context of their history and culture. Whitney's poems offer the only glimpse into her life, express a concern for women's lack of social and economic power, and powerfully evoke sixteenth-century London. Sidney produced potent translations of Petrarch's works and the Psalms, as well as original verse. Lanyer wrote poems that advocate and praise female virtue and Christian piety, but reflect a desire for an idealized, classless world. The strong and original voices of these three women-each from different social, cultural, and historical strata-demonstrate the emergence of a new female identity during the Renaissance and broaden the common notions of English Literature's golden age.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history...
Down from the Mountaintop: Black Women`s Novels in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement, -

Down from the Mountaintop: Black Women`s Novels in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement, 1966-1989

Examines novels by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Margaret Walker, and Alice Childress
Wines in the Wilderness : Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the - Women From The Renaissance
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Wines in the Wilderness : Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present

Men of Wealth : The Story of Twelve Significant Fortunes from the Renaissance to the Present - Women From The Renaissance
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The Paradise of Women: Writings by Englishwomen in the - Women From The Renaissance
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History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution — Volume 1 - - Women From The Renaissance
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